The hydrodynamic transport equations for charges in a semiconductor have been solved for a periodic excitation by means of a harmonic approach, in order to model microwave and millimetre-wave active devices. The solution is based on the expansion of physical variables in a Fourier series in the time domain, and on discretisation in the space domain. A waveform-balance technique in the TD is used to solve the nonlinear equations system. This approach allows for a longer time step with respect to standard TD solutions for most cases of interest, greatly reducing simulation time by at least two orders of magnitude in typical cases.
|Journal||International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Acciari, G., Acciari, G., Leuzzi, G., & Giannini, F. (2004). Harmonic solution of semiconductor transport equations for microwave and millimetre-wave device modeling. International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, 14, 36-48.